Child Benefit in Brussels

Do you live in Brussels with your children? Then you are entitled to Brussels Child Benefit. KidsLife Child Benefit Fund makes sure that you don't miss out on any benefits for your family. Find out all about Brussels child benefit here. 
Important! All Brussels families that would receive less child benefit under the new system starting in 2020 will continue to receive child benefit according to the pre-2020 rules!

Starting Amount or Maternity Allowance

As per the former child benefit legislation, you receive a one-off starting amount or maternity allowance upon the birth of each child. You also receive this same amount in the event of an adoption, under the adoption bonus scheme. If you are expecting a child after 01/01/2020 you will receive the following amounts: 

1314,61 euros
597,55 euros

Child Benefit basic amount

As of 2020, tiered payments will no longer apply. The basic amount will instead be based on the age of your children. This fair system ensures that every child receives what they are entitled to. Because every child deserves happiness.  
The amounts depend on your family circumstances and family income

0 to 11 years
179,27 euros
12 to 17 years
191,22 euro
18 to 24 years (no higher eduction)
191,22 euros
18 tot 24 jaar (higher education)
203,17 euros
0 to 11 years
167,32 euros
12 to 17 years
179,27 euro
18 to 24 years (no higher eduction)
179,27 euros
18 tot 24 jaar (higher education)
191,22 euros
Age Born after 2020 Born prior to 2020
Families with 1 child and an income of more than 37.868,01 euros gross per year (regardless of age) 179,27 euros per month 167,32 euros per month

Simulate your basic amount here

Supplementary Child Allowance

Orphan’s Allowance

Children with at least one deceased parent are entitled to the orphan’s allowance.  
If one of the parents is deceased, the basic amount is supplemented with half of the basic amount. If both parents are deceased, the basic amount is doubled.
As of 2020, the orphan’s allowance is no longer dependent on the cohabitation of one of the parents. 

Annual Age Supplement

This allowance is available for every family from the birth of the child. 
This annual age supplement is paid in the month of August. The amounts that you will receive are detailed below:

Age Amount
0 to 5 years 23,43 euros
6 to 11 years 35,15 euros

12 to 25 years (no higher education)

58,59 euros

12 to 25 years (higher education)

93,74 euros

Disability Allowance

Children with a recognised condition remain entitled to this supplement.

Read all about children with disability

Do you want to receive Child Benefit from KidsLife? 

Apply here

Supplementary Income Allowance

Every child deserves happiness! In order to provide families with maximum support, we provide a supplementary allowance that is based on your family size and family income. You can check your eligibility for this allowance below:

Simulate your Social Allowance here

Your annual family income is less than €37.868,01 (monthly amounts per child)

Age Child Amount
0 to 11 years 1st Child 47,80 euros
  2nd Child 83,66 euros
  From 3 Children 131,46 euros
12 to 24 years 1st Child 59,76 Euro
  2nd Child 95,61 Euro
  From 3 Children 143,41 Euro

Single-parent family  (as a supplement to the allowance)

  • 1 Child: not entitled to an allowance
  • From 2 Children: 10,61 euros extra per child
  • From 3 Children:  21,22 euros extra per child

Your annual family income is between €37.868,01 and €54.969,69(monthly amounts per child)

Child Amount
1 child not entitled to an allowance
From 2 Children 29,88 euro per child
From 3 Children 86,05 euro per child

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Specific situations

Specific situations

Are you in a specific situation? Or is there a change in the family situation? This may affect your Growth Package. View the different situations here.

Different situations in your family

Specific situations for your child

Frequently asked questions

Child Benefit is always paid on the 8th of each month. If the 8th falls on a weekend, then we will pay it on the last working day prior to that weekend. Please check our payment calendar for the various payment dates. 

The maximum age for Child Benefit and Growth Package entitlement is 25 years. From the age of 18 upwards, you must satisfy certain criteria in order to retain your Child Benefit and Growth Package entitlement. No regular or automatic substitute applies once your entitlement to Child Benefit has ceased. If your child was entitled to a Care Allowance due to a specific support requirement, then they may be entitled to a Disability Allowance once their Child Benefit entitlement has ceased.  Please note that this is not an automatic entitlement. It must be requested and the application subsequently investigated.

Grandparents can receive Child Benefit for their grandchildren if they are registered at their address. This is on the condition that the parents are not registered at this same address.

The maximum Growth Package and Child Benefit entitlement is up to and including the month of your 25th birthday. The final payment will therefore take place at the beginning of the month following your 25th birthday. Please note that from the age of 18 upwards you must satisfy a number of criteria in order to retain your Child Benefit entitlement.

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Bilateral Agreements

Bilateral Agreements

Do your children live in a foreign country? There may be a bilateral agreement on the payment of Child Benefit between that country and Belgium. KidsLife explains!
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My Child Benefits have increased?

My Child Benefits have increased?

Your Child Benefits can be increased due to an indexation or certain supplement. KidsLife will explain everything.
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